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Re: Happy birthday to my new truck


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Posted by jon f mn on January 20, 2014 at 05:18:08 from (70.197.209.154):

In Reply to: Re: Happy birthday to my new truck posted by showcrop on January 20, 2014 at 05:09:13:

It would be hard to give an average gross, but my
loads go about 50% close to max and 50% less than
60,000. And yes, when pulling hills I just hold
the slowest speed as I get to the top and let the
downhill excelerate me. I also use the engine
brake a lot because when that is on all fuel is
shut off, so I use that rather than the truck
brakes as much as posible. I also idle very
little, only 4 days last year for air conditioning
and 2 days because it was below zero. In the
summer I tend to drive later in the day so I stop
after dark, that way it's cooler and I have a fan
that I put in the vent which is usually good
enough. For winter I have a heater that runs off
the battery and pulls fuel from the tank so no
idling unless I'm worried the truck won't start in
the morning.


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